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chrisdds98 Feb 7, 2011 11:43 PM

Which Austin restaurants serve fresh homemade pasta? It seems like a lot of places just use the dehydrated stuff. Is there much difference in taste between the two?

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  1. popvulture RE: chrisdds98 Feb 8, 2011 02:40 PM

    Enoteca, and for that matter I'm pretty sure Vespaio. And yes, it really does make a difference, but I definitely don't think it's the end of the world if you don't have fresh pasta.

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    Vespaio
    1610 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

    Enoteca
    1610 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

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      chrisdds98 RE: popvulture Feb 9, 2011 07:54 PM

      thanks for the tip! had dinner at enoteca tonight. It was great, but i don't know that the fresh pasta made a huge difference. but its the best italian food I've had in Austin so far.

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      Steven Dilley RE: chrisdds98 Feb 8, 2011 04:37 PM

      Asti has some dishes with fresh pasta.

      Depending on the application, fresh can make a noticeable difference. Lasagna or many stuffed pastas, for instance. Often less about taste than texture. Though, of course, there are dishes better suited for dry pasta.

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        ChefRoy RE: chrisdds98 Mar 8, 2011 06:03 AM

        There is another place in town selling incredible fresh and dried pasta. Gourmet Texas Pasta in Wells Branch. www.GourmetTexasPasta.com Just thought I would mention it.

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